UND and the NFL

Former University of North Dakota starter Chris Kuper saw his run for the super bowl end sour for the Denver Broncos, after the Seattle Seahawks took it to Peyton Manning and the entire core in a 43-8 win Sunday Evening in New York.

Prior to the Super Bowl, Kuper was looking to become just the second former Sioux to host the Lombardi trophy. That opportunity will have to wait  for at least one more year though,  and may need to be done with a team other than the Broncos, as Kuper may have finished his last game with the Denver Broncos on Super Bowl Sunday.

Just days after the final game of the season questions started arising about the possibility of him being let go.

To date he is currently one of the longest running Broncos; however, after having been fighting injuries the past two seasons after having two surgeries for a broken ankle and a broken forearm. During the past two seasons combined Kuper only saw the field eleven times.

Overall Kuper has been with the Broncos since 2006 when he was first drafted in the fifth round of the NFL draft.

In other NFL news, former Saskatchewan Roughriders wide receiver Weston Dressler was let go after it was decided he would try for the NFL. Dressler was picked up by the Kansas City Chiefs later in the week.

During his six seasons in the Canadian Football League, Dressler exceeded 1,000 yard seasons five times, including this past season when he hauled in 70 passes for 1,011 yards and nine touchdowns.

Leading up to the start of his career, Dressler played for University of North Dakota from 2004 to 2007. During that time, Dresser represented UND as a candidate for the 2007 Harlon Hill award.